gossip girl wedding dress cw 'Gossip Girl' sneak peek: Blair survives crash, continues wedding marchWhen last we left off on “Gossip Girl,” Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) were in a paparazzi-influenced car wreck leaving fans wondering what the future was for possible runaway bride. It appears that she’s recovered in time enough to try on some Vera Wang wedding gowns.

In some sneak preview photos for Monday’s (Jan. 16) return of the Upper East Side soap, Blair looks to be unscathed (although questions remain about her pregnancy) as she models her dress for Lonely Boy. At the mid-season cliffhanger, Dan (Penn Badgley) gave up any chance he has with Blair by doing his best to match up her up with Chuck. It’s almost as if producers watched “Casablanca” and then decided to have Dan channel Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick Blaine.

Meanwhile, production stills show some well-deserved tension between Chuck and Louis. It’s hard to imagine there not being a bit of friction considering Mr. Bass did just try to run off with Louis’ betrothed, endangering his unborn child. The show’s episode is titled “The End of the Affair?” so perhaps Chuck and Blair may not be done quite yet.

Then there’s the whole Ivy/Charlie (Kaylee DeFer) excitement. After realizing that she can no longer handle the stress of keeping her true past a secret, she spilled her guts to Rufus (Matthew Settle) in the fall finale. “Gossip Girl” EP Josh Safran explains that this admission will be dealt with on Monday’s episode. He adds that, despite what Ivy/Charlie tells the van der Woodsens, they “honestly want to believe [she’s part of the family] so much that they made it so.” In Monday’s episode, Lily hires a private detective to investigate further.

Uh oh. Uh oh.

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